1/17/23: Funny Girl
What: A repeat visit, but this time with Lea Michele as Fanny Brice and Tovah Feldshuh as her mother.
And? Well hot damn. They even made act one seem like a good show (act two is still act two). I know people are crediting Lea Michele's pipes for rejuvenating the show, and they're half-right. Her voice is perfectly suited the role and she sounds amazing. But she's also acting the hell out of the part with full, grounded commitment. This role needs someone hungry, and Lea Michele is hungry for sure. And, oh what a gift Tovah Feldshuh is! She brings full Jewish Muthah energy without even trying. Another instance of my not realizing how much we were missing til we finally had it. Glad this show and production were able to get a partial redemption for me, even if it's never a show I'll love.
Streaming Theater Related Content I Watched
- The UK proshot of Heathers: The Musical on Roku.